Monthly Archives: July 2012

Challenges facing Church Schools: Bishop of Oxford to the General Synod

RE Matters can share the speech given by John Pritchard, Bishop of Oxford, at the General Synod in July 2012.  Here he discusses the recently published Chadwick Report (The Church School of Future) and the challenges facing Church Schools in the current political context. This is a fascinating and challenging piece and well worth a […]

Monday, July 23rd, 2012 | No Comments

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Doing the Knowledge: or I had that Mr Gove in my curriculum once

We have just published an article by Dr Mark Chater, Director of Culham St Gabriel’s, in Unlocking RE.  Entitled Doing the Knowledge: or I had that Mr Gove in my curriculum once, the paper was originally presented at the AULRE 2012 conference and discusses the implications of Gove’s emphasis on ‘knowledge’ and ‘facts’ for RE. […]

Monday, July 23rd, 2012 | No Comments

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The teaching of Christianity in religious education

Dr Nigel Fancourt, Oxford University Department of Education, has recently published a report reviewing the teaching of Christianity in religious education.  This is part of a wider project investigating the teaching of Christianity and producing resources to aid this, funded by Culham St Gabriel’s Trust. The report is available on Oxford University Department of Education’s […]

Monday, July 23rd, 2012 | No Comments

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RE YouGov Survey: Public Support for RE in Schools

In anticipation of the all-party parliamentary group for Religious Education, established to raise awareness of the importance of the subject, which first meets today, the RE Council commissioned a YouGov survey investigating the public’s attitudes to RE.

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 | No Comments

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Union of Trusts Offers New Boost for Religious Education

Two grant-giving trusts, renowned for their support for religious education in UK schools, will be uniting at the end of this month to form a new trust. St Gabriel’s Trust and the Culham Educational Foundation, which have worked closely together for more than a decade, will formally merge to become Culham St Gabriel’s, from 2 July 2012 onwards.

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 | No Comments

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Calling all RE Teachers: NATRE Survey on RE and the EBacc

Calling all secondary RE teachers NATRE is conducting an online survey of teachers of RE about the impact of the EBacc on RE in secondary schools in England in 2012. The survey can be found https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/EBaccSurvey2012 Please take a few minutes to fill it in if you can and let secondary RE teachers in your […]

Friday, July 6th, 2012 | No Comments

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